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Google Vs Apple

June 1, 2010

Check out this … The Same, But Different.

Google Vs Apple

Lolzz… 😀

ABC of Internet !!!

September 9, 2009

World Wide Web

World Wide Web

Key milestones in the development and growth of the Internet

1969: On September 2, two computers at University of California, Los Angeles, exchange meaningless data in first test of Arpanet, an experimental military network. The first connection between two sites UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, California takes place on October 29, though the network crashes after the first two letters of the word “logon.” UC Santa Barbara and University of Utah later join.

1970: Arpanet gets first East Coast node, at Bolt, Beranek and Newman in Cambridge, Mass.

1972: Ray Tomlinson brings e-mail to the network, choosing “at” symbol as way to specify e-mail addresses belonging to other systems.

1973: Arpanet gets first international nodes, in England and Norway.

1974: Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn develop communications technique called TCP, allowing multiple networks to understand one another, creating a true Internet. Concept later splits into TCP/IP before formal adoption on January 1, 1983.

1983: Domain name system is proposed. Creation of suffixes such as “.com,” ”.gov” and “.edu” comes a year later.

1984: Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner, a married couple who worked as computer operations staff at Stanford University, later joined by Richard Troiano, founded Cisco Systems and it shipped First Router online .

1988: One of the first Internet worms, Morris, cripples thousands of computers.

1989: Quantum Computer Services, now AOL, introduces America Online service for Macintosh and Apple II computers, beginning an expansion that would connect nearly 27 million Americans online by 2002.

1990: Tim Berners-Lee creates the World Wide Web while developing ways to control computers remotely at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

1993: Marc Andreessen and colleagues at University of Illinois create Mosaic, the first Web browser to combine graphics and text on a single page, opening the Web to the world with software that is easy to use.

1994: Andreessen and others on the Mosaic team form a company to develop the first commercial Web browser, Netscape, piquing the interest of Microsoft Corp. and other developers who would tap the Web’s commerce potential. Two immigration lawyers introduce the world to spam, advertising their green card lottery services.

1995: Inc. opens its virtual doors.

1996: Passage of US law curbing pornography online. Although key provisions are later struck down as unconstitutional, one that remains protects online services from liability for their users’ conduct, allowing information and misinformation to thrive.

1998: Google Inc. forms out of a project that began in Stanford dorm rooms. US government delegates oversight of domain name policies to Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN. Justice Department and 20 states sue Microsoft, accusing the maker of the ubiquitous Windows operating system of abusing its market power to thwart competition from Netscape and others.

1999: Napster popularizes music file-sharing and spawns successors that have permanently changed the recording industry. World Internet population surpasses 250 million.

2000: The dot-com boom of the 1990s becomes a bust as technology companies slide., eBay and other sites are crippled in one of the first widespread uses of the denial-of-service attack, which floods a site with so much bogus traffic that legitimate users cannot visit.

2002: World Internet population surpasses 500 million.

2006: World Internet population surpasses 1 billion.

2008: World Internet population surpasses 1.5 billion. China’s Internet population reaches 250 million, surpassing the United States as the world’s largest. Netscape’s developers pull the plug on the pioneer browser, though an offshoot, Firefox, remains strong. Major airlines intensify deployment of Internet service on flights.

ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT… A Software Engineer’s Story !!

August 20, 2009



A Bitter Reality

As the dream of most parents I had acquired a degree in
Software Engineering and joined a company based in USA, the
land of braves and opportunity. When I arrived in the USA, it
was as if a dream had come true.

Here at last I was in the place where I want to be. I decided I
would be staying in this country for about Five years in which
time I would have earned enough money to settle down in India .

My father was a government employee and after his retirement,
the only asset he could acquire was a decent one bedroom apt.

I wanted to do some thing more than him. I started fe el ing
homesick and lon el y as the time passed. I used to call home and
speak to my parents every week using cheap international phone
cards. Two years passed, two years of fast food at McDonald’s and
pizzas  and 2 years watching the foreign exchange
rate getting happy whenever the Rupee value went down.

Finally I decided to get married. Told my parents that I have
only 10 days of holidays and everything must be done within
these 10 days. I got my ticket booked in the cheapest flight.
Was jubilant and was actually enjoying hopping for gifts for
all my friends back home. If I miss anyone then there will be
talks. After reaching home I spent home one week going through
all the photographs of girls and as the time was getting
shorter I was forced to s el ect one candidate.

In-laws told me, to my surprise, that I would have to get
married in 2-3 days, as I will not get anymore holidays. After
the marriage, it was time to return to USA , after giving some
money to my parents and t el ling the neighbors to look after
them, we returned to USA .

My wife enjoyed this country for about two months and then she
started fe el ing lon el y. The frequency of calling India
increased to twice in a week sometimes 3 times a week. Our
savings started diminishing.

After two more years we started to
have kids. Two lov el y kids, a boy and a girl, were gifted to us
by the almighty. Every time I spoke to my parents, they asked
me to come to India so that they can see their grand-children.

Every year I decide to go to India … But part work part
monetary conditions prevented it. Years went by and visiting
India was a distant dream. Then suddenly one day I got a
message that my parents were seriously sick. I tried but I
couldn’t get any holidays and thus could not go to India … The
next message I got was my parents had passed away and as there
was no one to do the last rights the society members had done
whatever they could. I was depressed. My parents had passed
away without seeing their grand children.

After couple more years passed away, much to my children’s
dislike and my wife’s joy we returned to India to settle down.
I started to look for a suitable property, but to my dismay my
savings were short and the property prices had gone up during
all these years. I had to return to the USA …

My wife refused to come back with me and my children refused to
stay in India … My 2 children and I returned to USA after
promising my wife I would be back for good after two years.

Time passed by, my daughter decided to get married to an
American and my son was happy living in USA … I decided that
had enough and wound-up every thing and returned to India … I
had just enough money to buy a decent 02 bedroom APT in a
w el l-dev el oped locality.

Now I am 60 years old and the only time I go out of the APT is
for the routine visit to the nearby temple. My faithful wife
has also left me and gone to the holy abode.


I wondered was it worth all this?

My father, even after staying in India ,

Had a house to his name and I too have
the same nothing more.

I lost my parents and children for just ONE EXTRA BEDROOM.

Looking out from the window I see a lot of children dancing.
This damned cable TV has spoiled our new generation and these
children are losing their values and culture because of it. I
get occasional cards from my children asking I am alright. W el l
at least they remember me.

Now perhaps after I die it will be the neighbors again who will
be performing my last rights, God Bless them.

But the question
remains ‘was all this worth it?’

I am still searching for an answer…… ……… ..!!!






Credits to Natasha Mishra. This is posted with an intension that more people get to read it. 😀

Side Effects of working in IT Sector !! – Hilarious !

August 17, 2009

Some of the Software Engineers at their best:


I don’t login to orkut, yahoo, gmail, you tube, etc… At my personal

Internet connection at home… thinking it will be blocked any way.

Till I realize – I am at home.


Yeah sometimes it does happen with me also…………while writing personal

Mails also………I jus use the way as if I am writing to onsite or some

Senior person……..

Jus forget that we are jus mailing our friends…………..

And keeping hands in front of tap for waiting water to drop by itself

is very frequent with me……………I jus forget that we have to turn on and

Off the tap………..



Once after talking to one of my friend. I ended the conversation

Saying …” Ok bye…in case of any issues will call u back”



Sometimes when I mistakenly delete a message

from my mobile, I hope for a second, maybe its in the recycle bin.


I was about to throw my hanky into the bin after drying my hand.


Once I was flashing my ID card instead of unlocking the door with the keys.


Kind of a same experience for me too..

I gave my office mail id and pwd to access Gmail and wondered when did they become invalid???


I have an experience to share too… I was earlier working at the

back office of an international Bank. We used to ‘dispatch’ lot of Credit / Debit cards and statements

for the customers and track its delivery later.

Once my Granma was admitted in a hospital, my team mate once casually

asked me “howz Ur Granma doing now? Still in hospital? “… and I

replied to her ” She is better now, she will dispatched from the

Hospital to morrow!”

This was followed by a loud laugh in the entire bay!


Once I went to a pharmacy n asked for a tab….pharmacist asked whether I

want 250mg r 500mg…..suddenly I replied as 256mg…LOL….thank god he

didn’t notice that….


Me getting a thought of doing an Alt+Tab while switching from news

Channel to the DVD while watching TV.


And I – after a forty hour marathon in Bhubaneswar with

PowerBuilder decided to take a break and went to a movie. In the

middle of the movie, when I wanted to check the time, I kept

repeatedly glancing at the bottom right corner of the silver screen!


Few of my friends and myself decided to go out for dinner. The place

wasn’t fixed yet. I said we shall decide it “run time”


When I went to a movie theatre from office directly.. I showed the

Guy at the entrance my ID card and walked in… he had to call me back

asking the ticket…


One late night when I went home after work, I was trying to flash my

Id card to open the lock and only after few secs, I realized what I’m

trying to do.


Once I went to have juice at the local juice vendor and innocuously

asked him whether he had a plain ‘version’ of lemonade.


Few years back my shogun engine stopped on Bangalore MG Road as the

Petrol came to reserve. I told my friend I need to restart my bike!


The other day I was hearing one guy talking of a “Standalone” house…

when he was actually intending an independent house… Poor broker shud

have tuff time trying to find a ” Alone house standing in a huge

empty area… “Don’t know what interpretations the guy must have made.

One more:

Once I was on call with my father and mom was not around. I went on

to ask, “Why is she not attending the status call?”

How Tech Savvies manage time ?

March 17, 2009

I have heard a lot of people telling that, “Oh ! Student from CSE or IT, they don’t have any work… nothing to study……blah..blah..blah….”. The truth behind how these people manage time ……..



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